African Plant Database

Aeschynomene schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 202 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aeschynomene telekii Schweinf. (1892)
=Aeschynomene paludicola Harms (1901)
=Aeschynomene mearnsii De Wild.
=Aeschynomene gilletii De Wild. (1907)
=Aeschynomene mearnsi De Wild. (1925)
=Aeschynomene mukuluensis De Wild. (1925)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby perennial herb or shrub 0,6-3 m tall, usually erect but rarely straggling; stems soft at the base becoming swollen, hollow or pithy, pubescent to hispid with yellow often viscid tubercular-based hairs, sometimes glabrous, often reddish. Aromatic.
Ecology : Swampy places; stream banks, lake sides; rock pools in grassland or wooded areas; often standing in water; dambos; flooded grassland; 60-2340 m alt.
  Exceptionally variable plant.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry; Freshwater Wetland; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:220 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 300 (2006).
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see under Catalogue de Madagascar
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°63473 modified 2008-11-21
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